Cauliflower Steaks With Lentils


This recipe is one of my favorites because not only is it incredibly healthy, but it’s also incredibly delicious!

The first time I made this at home, there was a slight misunderstanding. When I said, “we’re having cauliflower steaks for dinner,” my significant other heard, “steaks for dinner.”

Needless to say, there was a bit of disappointment when he saw cauliflower come out of the oven instead of beef. Regardless of the initial disappointment, this dish was a hit at home and continued to be a surprising hit here at POLYWOOD!


The name “cauliflower” comes from two Latin words: caulis meaning “stalk” and floris meaning “flower”.  The part of the cauliflower everyone typically eats, is actually underdeveloped flower stems and buds.

One serving of cauliflower contains:

  • 77% of the recommended daily value of vitamin C
  • 2 grams of protein and 2 grams of fiber
  • & numerous other vitamins, minerals, and anti-oxidants


In my opinion, lentils are essential to this dish. While the roasted cauliflower is good on its own, the lentils are really what bring all the flavors I love. The taste I get from the lentils actually reminds me of baked beans.


In addition to being especially flavorful, lentils are a nutritional powerhouse in their own right.  Just a ¾ cup serving of lentils contains more potassium than a banana, 56% more antioxidant capacity than the same amount of blueberries, on top of around 12 grams of fiber and 13 grams of protein.  They also have a low glycemic index and provide more folate than any other plant!  Bonus fun fact: the word lens (like a contact lens) was actually inspired by the shape of a split lentil.


Wes, Lauren, me, Jenn, and Caitlin (Wes was pretty skeptical at first).

Overall, this dish is a great healthy option that is definitely worth a try. Be sure to download the free recipe cards and even check out previous food posts here.

I’d love to hear how the Cauliflower Steaks go over with your family and friends!


Blog Post Updated March 8, 2021

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